I was honestly a little surprised to hear Nicki make these comments about the new material on her upcoming re-release, Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up. She recently told Tim Westwood that all 8 songs were strictly rap, and she felt this was her best body of work yet. She says she loves all her projects for different reasons, but seemed thrilled to be getting back to her mixtape roots. Could this really be the return of “mixtape Nicki”?

“The Re-Up has 8 songs on it, and the 90-minute DVD,” Nicki tells Tim. “It’s all rap records. There’s no pop songs on it. Outside the bonus “Vava Voom” song. It’s all rap.

“I think this is my best body of work that I’ve done since my mixtapes. I like it the most. I’m the most excited about this.”

Watch the full interview & Listen to snippets of the new songs after the jump…

LISTEN: Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up Snippets

1. Hell Yeah (Feat. Parker)
2. High School (Feat. Lil Wayne)
3. I Endorse These Strippers (Feat. Tyga & Thomas Brinx)
4. I’m Legit (Feat. Ciara)
5. Up In Flames

(via HHNM)

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